For us, leftovers are one of the best parts of Thanksgiving. Here are quick and easy leftovers recipes that recycle holiday food into new and delicious meals.
Truth be told, it’s the Thanksgiving leftovers that really get us excited. (Rule: Make enough so Grandpa gets his beloved Thanksgiving sandwiches). If you want to push your boundaries beyond the sandwich, here are some fun ideas—from cranberry parfaits to stuffing egg nests.
Here’s a tasty way to use turkey leftovers. Use an 11- to 12-inch skillet to recycle the leftovers from your Thanksgiving or Christmas feast into a breakfast hash.
This recipe uses two ingredients: leftover stuffing and eggs. That’s it! Check out our video to see How to Make Egg Nests.
Use up the mashed potatoes to make this wonderfully soft and flavorful bread! Watch video on How to Make Potato Bread.
This recipe for Turkey Tacos makes a basic soft taco, but add or subtract ingredients as you see fit!
How about using extra cranberry sauce in a yogurt parfait? It’s great for Thanksgiving leftovers!
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This squash risotto just keeps on going! Use leftover acorn or butternut squash to make rice pancakes the next day.
Kids and adults both love this—be prepared for lots of requests for the recipe! Serve it with coffee, of course, but also as a snack or dessert.
10 More Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes
We have oodles of ways to use leftovers. Try some of these recipes:
- Tarragon Turkey
- Tangy Turkey Salad
- Turkey-Stuffed Eggplant
- Turkey-Almond Casserole
- Day-After Turkey and Bulgur
- Peel-a-Pound Soup
- Mashed Potato Soup
- Squash Sticky Buns
- Cranberry Nut Bread
- Cranberry Roly Poly
We hope you enjoy some of these recipe ideas and would love to hear if you try any of them. Enjoy those Thanksgiving leftovers!